Columnist Calls Out Marshawn Lynch To Explain National Anthem Sitdown

“If Lynch chooses not to explain … he surrenders any power a protest might have.” Sports

Oklahoma Coach Bob Stoops’ Best Moment: Fighting Racism, Not The National Title Win

As Sports Talk Radio broke the news of Oklahoma Coach Bob Stoops’ retirement, speculation was rampant that he was in ill health, or was being relieved because of players behaving badly. They praised Stoops for winning the National Championship in 2000, and talked about how strong the team is looking for next year. They overlooked […]

South Carolina Wins First Ever NCAA National Title

DALLAS ― South Carolina fended off Southeastern Conference rival Mississippi State for the biggest prize in women’s college basketball. The Gamecocks led by as many as 14 points in the second half, then survived a Bulldogs charge to claim a 67-55 victory in the NCAA Tournament championship game on Sunday evening at the American Airlines […]

U.S. Soccer Orders All Players To ‘Stand Respectfully’ For National Anthem

A recent amendment to U.S. Soccer Federation regulations requires all players to “stand respectfully” when the national anthem is played at games. The change came after Megan Rapinoe, currently a U.S. Women’s National Team member, protested inequality in America by kneeling while the song played before at least three matches last year. The new regulation […]

Aretha Franklin Serenaded America With 5-Minute National Anthem

National treasure Aretha Franklin performed a showstopping rendition of the National Anthem ahead of the Detroit Lions-Minnesota Vikings Thanksgiving Day game at Detroit’s Ford Field on Thursday. Franklin’s 5-minute performance surprised viewers accustomed to versions that typically last for about half that time, like Whitney Houston’s iconic, fast-paced rendition, which clocked in at about 2 minutes. […]

National Women’s Hockey League Player Comes Out As Transgender

Harrison Browne, a forward for the National Women’s Hockey League’s Buffalo Beauts, announced Friday that he is a transgender male in an interview with ESPN. The announcement makes Browne the first professional team athlete to openly identify as transgender. “I identify as a man,” Browne told ESPN. “My family is starting to come to grips […]

‘South Park’ Rewrites The National Anthem For Colin Kaepernick

Get ready, folks. “South Park” returns with 10-new episodes Wednesday night ― and just in case viewers were wondering whether the show would still tackle controversial issues in its 20th season, the sneak peak below gives a pretty good answer: Don’t sit this one out! #SouthPark returns this Wednesday on @ComedyCentral with 10 all-new episodes! #mnf […]

Seahawks To Stand, Lock Arms During National Anthem

The Seattle Seahawks will present a united front during the playing of the national anthem prior to Sunday’s season opener against the Miami Dolphins. Wide receiver Doug Baldwin unveiled the team’s plans via a video posting on his Twitter page, saying the Seahawks “have chosen to stand and interlock arms in unity.” Martin Luther King […]

Sponsor Drops Broncos’ Brandon Marshall After National Anthem Protest

A sponsor has dropped Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall after he kneeled during the national anthem before Thursday’s game against the Carolina Panthers.   Air Academy Federal Credit Union, which had been in a sponsorship deal with Marshall for the last five months, announced Friday it was ending its relationship with the Bronco. Marshall’s actions ― […]

Megan Rapinoe Kneels During National Anthem To Support Colin Kaepernick

U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe took a knee during the national anthem before her match on Sunday as an act of solidarity with NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. In a postgame interview, Rapinoe, who came out as gay in 2012, told American Soccer Now that the decision was “very intentional” and she considered it a “little nod […]